Health Officials are warning of unhealthy levels of smoke as a result of a number of wildfires in Southern Oregon. the smokey conditions are making it hard for those with breathing problems as well as firefighters who are said to be having a problem even seeing the fire. the media was kept as a distance from the flames because some of the firefighters can only hear the fire as they approach it because of the dense smoke. Even firefighters like Lieutenant Mike Shaw from the Rural Metro Fire Department in Grants Pass says conditions like this are not normal.
The Smoke and danger is not stopping those in the area like Merlin Residents Kim Arsenault and her daughter Jessica from donating food and helping the hundreds of firefighters who are setting up camp at North Valley High School.
Some of the largest fires include the more than one thousand acre Labrado fire 13-miles from Cave Junction and the 'Big Windy Complex' fire which is over 21-hundred acres. There is no schedule by firefighters for full containment of any of the blazes.